August 20, 2020

National real estate developer Skilken Gold announced today the recent land closing and soon-to-begin construction on a new Andy’s Frozen Custard restaurant in Palos Heights, a suburb of Chicago.

Andy’s Frozen Custard is the largest frozen custard-only business in the nation, with more than 2,000 employees and over 91 company-owned and franchised stores across 14 states. Founded in 1986, the family-owned company is based in Springfield, Missouri and features a variety of made-fresh, hand-crafted frozen and unfrozen treats including malts, shakes, floats, sundaes, banana splits, old-fashioned freezes and old-fashioned sodas.

The new Palos Heights restaurant will be located in the Jewel Osco shopping center at the corner of Harlem Avenue and 127th Street and will offer outdoor seating, a drive-thru lane, as well as walk-up windows. Other tenants in the grocery-anchored center include Wendy’s, Jiffy Lube, Dunkin Donuts, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage and By Line Bank.

“This is a great location for Andy’s, with excellent visibility and high traffic counts,” said Isaac Gold, Skilken Gold’s Vice President of Real Estate. “We’re excited to begin construction and anticipate completion by the end of the year.”

According to Gold, development in an existing shopping center always requires extra pre-planning.

“We have created a strategic site-access and construction sequencing plan to minimize the impact of construction and to provide a quality experience for the center’s retailers and customers,” said Gold.

Founded in 1922, Skilken Gold not only is a skilled developer, but also an experienced shopping center owner and operator.

“We understand the challenges of development in the shopping center environment and know how to execute seamlessly and flawlessly,” Gold added.

That experience bodes well for Skilken Gold’s relationship with Andy’s.

“We have a great partnership with Andy’s and admire their commitment to quality in everything they do,” Gold said. “We look forward to many more projects together.”